COVID-19: Our Response

We are working to safely reopen our skilled Wheaton House, our healthcare center and our Assisted Living buildings open to visitors.

Feel free to read our procedures here:

 

Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation   |   Assisted Living

 

In order to keep residents safe from the COVID-19 virus, we made the difficult decision to discontinue all visitation until further notice. This decision was made by our senior team after reviewing additional guidance from CMS, the CDC and Kansas Health Officials.

 

Beginning Wednesday, July 29, one designated person per resident may visit their loved one. Please read the rules of visiting here. All visitors must be screened, and we continue to screen our staff very diligently.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience to you and your loved one. If you have questions you may contact your loved one's Nurse or Life Enhancement Coordinator at 663-7175 or may also email mfc@mennofriend.com.

 

 

 

 

What is Social Distancing?

Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home.

• Stay at least 6 feet from other people;

• Do not gather in groups;

• Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.

 

Why practice social distancing?

COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact (within 6 feet) for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. Droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs.

 

What is the difference between quarantine and isolation?

Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Someone in self-quarantine stays separated from others, and they limit movement outside of their home or current place. Quarantine helps limit further spread of COVID-19.

Isolation is used to separate sick people from healthy people. People who are in isolation should stay home. In the home, anyone who is sick should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific room or space and using a different bathroom if possible.

 

What should I do if I feel sick?

Watch for fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Residents at mfc should report their symptoms immediately to their nurse. The nurse will assess your symptoms and notify the resident's physician. In the meantime, the resident may be asked to stay in their room and away from other people.

 

 

Thank you for visiting our COVID-19 site. We will be updating periodically with links and more soon.

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